Furoshiki & Tenugui: Life-sized origami lifehack

Furoshiki and tenugui are traditional Japanese items made of cloth. They come in cool design and unbelievable versatility. Find various ways to use them, not just as gift wraps or wash clothes.

MUJI House: 15 years, 4 models that help owners design their own unique life style

The beauty of decluttering according to Kenya Hara, Japanese “emptiness” aesthetics guru

Japanese graphic designer Kenya Hara is known for his “emptiness” design philosophy as you can see in MUJI products. He says we shouldn’t own too much because it will ruin the beauty of our living environment. Find his take on decluttering to live a truly rich live.

Demystifying the “Japanese-ness” of KonMari method

While many people are excited about Marie Kondo’s “katazuke” (tidying-up) method, there are a certain number of people who disagre. If you are curious why people react to her so vehemently on both sides, it may help to understand the unique “Japanese-ness” she represents in the niche of decluttering. A hint: cleaning can be philosophical!

The beauty of decluttering according to Kenya Hara, Japanese “emptiness” aesthetics guru

TAKEO Paper Show: SUBTLE

TAKEO Paper Show “SUBTLE” was originally held in 2014 in Japan as part of the exhibition series that has been presented by the Japanese paper company, TAKEO, since 1966. It was brought to the newly opened “Japan House” in the heart of Hollywood, Los Angeles, to quietly but powerfully showcase the potential of “subtlety.

Takeo Paper Show: Kenya Hara – Packaging for Pierre Herme’s “Ispahan”

Butterfly Stool by Sori Yanagi: 60th Anniversary Exhibition

The exhibition “BUTTERFLY STOOL 60th:カタチの原点 (the groundwork of the form)” focused on how Sori Yanagi, a trailblazing industrial designer in Japan, came up with the idea of a beautifully minimalist stool that consisted of only two pieces of plywood held together by a couple of bolts.